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Sudler Prize Winner Bertrand Stone.

The Louis Sudler Prize

The Louis Sudler Prize is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture or film. An endowment fund provides a $2,500 award to the honoree. The … Continued

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Folke Stone Power Plant, 2017, commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2017. Credit: Thierry Bal.
Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Folke Stone Power Plant 2017, commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2017. Credit: Thierry Bal.

“Humanities through material engagement”: Gediminas Urbonas on artistic research

“The notion of ‘artistic research’ has really taken hold and captured the imagination of the art world in the past fifteen years,” explains Gediminas Urbonas, associate professor in the Art, Culture & Technology (ACT) program in the MIT School of … Continued

Takahiko Iimura, TV for TV, 1983. Two identical TV monitors face to face, dimensions variable. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn.

Henriette Huldisch on Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995

“The history of time-based art and technology are entwined,” notes Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions & Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, in her catalogue for Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995. Yet, we rarely pause to consider how the physical … Continued

The Lightweaver, photomontage of a kinetic light installation for the Future Heritage Lab at the refugee camp Al Azraq, Jordan by Azra Aksamija / FHL. Credit: Azra Aksamija, The Lightweaver, 2017.

Future Heritage Lab Devises Creative Responses to Humanitarian Crises

Artistic Collaboration Between MIT, German-Jordanian University and Refugees in the Al Azraq Camp in Jordan Associate Professor Azra Akšamija, Art, Culture & Technology Program, MIT Department of Architecture, first visited the Al Azraq refugee camp in Jordan in 2016. “Once … Continued

IAP course A Brief History of Kanye will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm. Image of Kanye West performing at Lollapalooza on April 3, 2011 in Chile. Credit: Wikimedia/Rodrigo Ferrari.
IAP course A Brief History of Kanye will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm. Image of Kanye West performing at Lollapalooza on April 3, 2011 in Chile. Credit: Wikimedia/Rodrigo Ferrari.

For Your Edification and Enjoyment: A Guide to Arts IAPs 2018

To counter the prevailing “technology of rationality,” which guides most human behavior and hampers our openness to new experiences, organizations must adopt a “technology of foolishness,” argues behavioral theorist James G. March. This sensible foolishness paves the way for experimentation … Continued